What Is ApplicationUpdater.exe? Is It A Virus Or Malware? How To Fix?

What is ApplicationUpdater.exe?

ApplicationUpdater.exe is an executable exe file which belongs to the Windows process Application Updater which comes with the software developed by Spigot.

The .exe extension of the ApplicationUpdater file specifies that it is an executable file.

Malware and viruses are also transmitted through exe files. So we must be sure before running any unknown executable file on our computers.

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We will check if the ApplicationUpdater file is a virus or malware? Whether it should be deleted to keep your computer safe? Read more below.

Is ApplicationUpdater.exe safe to run? Is it a virus or malware?

Let’s check the location of this exe file to determine whether this is a legit software or a virus. The location of this file is mentioned below.

File Location : C:Program Files (x86)Application Updater

To check whether the exe file is legit you can start the Task Manager. Then click on the columns field and add Verified Signer as one of the columns.

Now look at the Verified Signer value for ApplicationUpdater.exe process if it says “Unable to verify” then the file may be a virus.

File Name ApplicationUpdater.exe
Software Developer Spigot
File Type exe
File Location C:Program Files (x86)Application Updater
Software Application Updater Service


If the developer of the software is legitimate, then it is not a virus or malware. If the developer is not listed or seems suspicious, you can remove it using the uninstall program.

How to check if ApplicationUpdater is a security issue ?

We also recommend using Security task manager application  to find which processes are unwanted in your windows computer and can be security issue. Here is how you can find whether ApplicationUpdater is a security threat using Security task manager application.

  1. Download Security task manager application and install it on your computer.
  2. Run it as administrator. It will now show all the applications that are running on your computer.
  3. Now it will show the Rating, file location , company and product name for each process.
  4. Now click on the Ratings column to sort based on ratings.
  5. You will now see which process has the worst rating easily so can decide ApplicationUpdater is given a bad rating or not easily.
  6. You will also find whether the ApplicationUpdater process is important or not with this feature.

How To Remove or Uninstall ApplicationUpdater.exe

To remove ApplicationUpdater.exe from your computer do the following steps one by one.

  1. If the file is a part of a software program, then it will also have an uninstall program. Then you can run the Uninstaller located at directory like C:Program Files>Spigot>Application Updater orApplication Updater Service >ApplicationUpdater_uninstall.exe.
  2. Or the ApplicationUpdater.exe was installed using the Windows Installer then to uninstall it Go to System Settings and open Add Or Remove Programs Option.
  3. Then Search for ApplicationUpdater.exe or the software name Application Updater Service in the search bar or try out the developer name Spigot.
  4. Then click on it and select the Uninstall Program option to remove ApplicationUpdater.exe file from your computer. Now the software Application Updater Service program along with the file ApplicationUpdater.exe will be removed from your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I stop ApplicationUpdater process?

In order to stop the applicationupdater… process from running you either have to uninstall the program associated with the file or if it’s a virus or malware, remove it using a Malware and Virus removal tool.

Is ApplicationUpdater a Virus or Malware?

As per the information we have the ApplicationUpdater might be a virus or malware because even a good file might be infected with malware or virus to disguise itself. So follow our tutorial above to check it.

Is ApplicationUpdater causing High Disk Usage?

You can find this by opening the Task Manager application ( Right-click on Windows Taskbar and choose Task Manager) and click on the Disk option at the top to sort and find out the disk usage of ApplicationUpdater.

Is ApplicationUpdater causing High CPU Usage?

You can find whether ApplicationUpdater is using Full CPU by opening the Task Manager application. Now find the ApplicationUpdater.exe process and check the CPU usage percentage.

Is ApplicationUpdater causing High Network Usage?

If the ApplicationUpdater has High data Usage, you can find this by opening the Task Manager windows app and find the ApplicationUpdater.exe process and check the Network Usage column percentage.

How to check GPU Usage of ApplicationUpdater?

To check whether the ApplicationUpdater is causing high GPU usage, open the Task Manager window and look for the ApplicationUpdater process in the name column and check the GPU usage column.

I hope you were able to learn more about the ApplicationUpdater.exe file and how to remove it.

Let us know in the comments below if you face any other ApplicationUpdater issues.

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